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Building Blocks Club holds first meeting at Heights library

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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 4:30 am

HARKER HEIGHTS — Jade Lowe, 8, and her brother, Sebastian Lowe, 6, rummaged through containers of Legos Saturday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library to find the right pieces to make their “gardens” grow.

“I like Legos because I get to build cool things like spaceships,” said Sebastian, who is a big fan of all things Star Wars.

His sister, Jade, said she would pick playing with Legos over a Barbie any day.

“They look so pretty when I build them and when I follow the model, I am really proud of myself when I can make it look like a picture,” she said.

Lego lovers of all ages gathered for the first meeting of the Building Blocks Club, where the theme of the build was inspired by the advent of spring.

To highlight its programs and strengthen community participation, the library unveiled its Building Blocks Club during spring break and held its first official meeting Saturday afternoon.

The library received grants for the Legos and wooden blocks from the Sam Walton Foundation and from the Friends of the Library, said Amanda Hairston, children’s librarian

“Legos are a toy that appeals to everyone,” Hairston said.

Father Tommy Lowe grew up playing with Legos in the ’70s and was more than happy to pass down his love of them to his two children.

“They really bring out your creativity,” he said. “You can build, destroy and rebuild without breaking anything and you don’t need any tools — just your hands and your own creativity.”

Hairston said the library is accepting donations of gently used Legos. Donations can be dropped off at the library during business hours.

The Building Blocks Club meets from 2 to 4 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month.

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